An author is broadly defined as "the person who originated or gave existence to anything" and whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created.

Narrowly defined, an author is the originator of any written work.

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Tove Jansson - Work - Author
... Jansson is principally known as the author of the Moomin books – stories for children that involve Jansson's creations, the Moomins ...
Author - Compensation
... A standard contract for an author will usually include provision for payment in the form of an advance and royalties ... An author's contract may specify, for example, that they will earn 10% of the retail price of each book sold ... An author's book must earn out their advance before any further royalties are paid ...
Bismarck, North Dakota - Notable People
... actress and former model Paula Broadwell, a bestselling author and extramarital partner of David Petraeus ... Saskatchewan Roughriders slotback Jack Dunham, animator, television producer Alec Brownstein, author, director, creator of The Google Job Experiment ...
Woodbridge, Connecticut - Notable People
... Yale Law School professor David Gelernter, Yale University professor, noted author, painter and computer scientist Boone Guyton, businessman, author and WWII test pilot who flew the F4U ...
Chaim Topol - Author
... Topol is also an illustrator, responsible for drawings in several books, including A Treasury of Jewish humour. ...

Famous quotes containing the word author:

    An author must be nothing if he do not love truth; a barrister must be nothing if he do.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)

    Whoever commits to paper what he suffers becomes a melancholy author: but he becomes a serious author when he tells us what he suffered and why he now reposes in joy.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    If modesty and candor are necessary to an author in his judgment of his own works, no less are they in his reader.
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)